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Västmanland Regiment

The Västmanland Regiment (Swedish: Västmanlands regemente), designations I 18 and Fo 48, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traced its origins back to the 16th century. It was disbanded for the first time in 1927 but later reraised and disbanded again in 1997. The regiment's soldiers were originally recruited from the province of Västmanland, and it was later garrisoned there.

History

The regiment has its origins in fänikor (companies) raised in Västmanland in the 1550s and 1560s. In 1617, these units—along with fänikor from the nearby provinces of Dalarna and Uppland - were organized by Gustav II Adolf into Upplands storregemente, of which six of the total 24 companies were recruited in Västmanland. Upplands storregemente consisted of three field regiments, of which Västmanland Regiment was one. Sometime around 1623, the grand regiment was permanently split into three smaller regiments, of which Västmanland Regiment was one.

The regiment was officially raised in 1628 although it had existed since 1623. Västmanland Regiment was one of the original 20 Swedish infantry regiments mentioned in the Swedish constitution of 1634. The regiment's first commander was Bengt Bagge. It was allotted in 1682 as one of the first regiments to be so.

The regiment was given the designation I 18 (18th Infantry Regiment) in a general order in 1816. Västmanland Regiment was garrisoned in Västerås from 1906. The regiment was disbanded in 1927, but was reorganized in 1994 as a local defense district with the designation Fo 48, although disbanded again just three years later in 1997.

  1. The Polish War (1600–1629)
  2. The Thirty Years' War (1630–1648)
  3. The Northern Wars (1655–1661)
  4. The Scanian War (1674–1679)
  5. The Great Northern War (1700–1721)
  6. The Hats' Russian War (1741–1743)
  7. The Seven Years' War (1757–1762)
  8. The Gustav III's Russian War (1788–1790)
  9. The Finnish War (1808–1809)
  10. The Second War against Napoleon (1813-1814)

Commanding officers

  1. 1628–16??: Bengt Bagge
  2. 1631–1634: Erik Lilliehöök af Fårdala
  3. 1634–19??: Erik Stenbock
  4. 1656–1658: William Philp
  5. 1667–1668: Erik Leijonhielm
  6. 1668–1677: Thomas van der Noot
  7. 1678–1693: Peter Creimers
  8. 1699–1716: Axel Sparre
  9. 1710–1710: Gustaf Johan Tunderfelt (acting) †
  10. 1712–1713: Melker Falkenberg (acting)
  11. 1714–1716: Carl Breitholtz
  12. 1716–1720: Bernhard Reinhold von Delwig (acting)
  13. 1720–1728: Axel Sparre
  14. 1728–1739: Gustaf Fredrik von Rosen
  15. 1739–1747: Otto Christian von der Pahlen
  16. 1747–1770: Samuel Gustaf Stierneld
  17. 1770–1771: Gustaf Adolf von Siegroth
  18. 1771–1773: Jonas Cronstedt
  19. 1773–1780: Fredrik Arvidsson Posse
  20. 1773–1780: Frederick Adolf (acting)
  21. 1780–1803: Frederick Adolf
  22. 1780–1785: Wilhelm Mauritz Pauli (Executive officer)
  23. 1788–1790: Jakob Gripensvärd, sekundchef
  24. 1790–1803: Lars Stiernstam, sekundchef
  25. 1804–1804: Lars Stiernstam
  26. 1804–1809: Adolf Ludvig von Friesendorff
  27. 1810–1815: Pehr Brändström
  28. 1816–1820: Carl Albrekt Leijonflycht
  29. 1820–1823: Fredrik Ludvig Ridderstolpe
  30. 1823–1825: Gustaf Abraham Peyron
  31. 1825–1834: Carl Joakim von Düben
  32. 1835–1836: Otto Palmstierna
  33. 1836–1836: Carl Fredrik Wilhelm von Tuné (acting)
  34. 1836–1844: Axel Johan Adam Möllerhjelm
  35. 1844–1851: Carl Fredrik Wilhelm von Tuné
  36. 1851–1860: Fredrik af Klercker
  37. 1860–1870: Johan Gabriel Eketrä
  38. 1870–1884: David August Leonard Silverstolpe
  39. 1884–1897: Axel Magnus Otto Reuterskiöld
  40. 1897–1902: Waldemar Anshelm Gotthard Nisbeth
  41. 1902–1906: Carl Conrad Vogel
  42. 1906–1914: Pehr Hasselrot
  43. 1915–1919: Joachim Åkerman
  44. 1919–1923: Magnus Adlercreutz
  45. 1923–1927: Axel Klingenstierna
  46. 1994–1995: Kjell Högberg
  47. 1995–1997: Göran Andersson

Est'd 2020-10-07